Writing an article for your school newspaper or magazine can be exciting and rewarding, especially once you see your name in print. To write an article, you will need to come up with a great story idea, research and interview your sources, pitch the story and write the story in the proper newspaper format.
A well-written editorial presents objective facts organized to support a particular point of view on an issue. To get a feel for how it''''s done, read the editorial pages of established newspapers. You''''ll find a common structure: Editorials start with a description of an issue or problem, lay out a view they disagree with about it, strive to demolish that view with evidence and argument, and propose what the writer believes to be a better solution or a better way of looking at the situation.
Compose a simple, strong statement of the point you intend to make. If the city council does not change its dysfunctional communication style, taxpayers will suffer. Our school district needs to offer mindfulness meditation training to all stakeholders. Research the topic in depth, using primary sources; read the minutes of the city council meetings or find scientific studies of the uses of mindfulness in the classroom and its impact on community health. Read what others have had to say on the subject, especially those who hold the opposite opinion.
Teachers love when students decide to start their own paper. It shows responsibility, confidence, and willingness. It says that you are a confident leader and you know what you''re doing. They can also be a lot of fun!